Dead River by Cyn Balog | Book Review

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DEAD RIVER BY CYN BALOG

Genre: YA, Horror

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Synopsis:
My friends and I are spending prom weekend at a remote wooded cabin on the Dead. The Dead River.

I thought it was going to be just us.

I was wrong.

Nothing is what it seems in this creepy paranormal thriller by Cyn Balog. [Goodreads]

 

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At the time I read this I was really hoping for a really good horror novel and what I got was a confusing story about a girl named “Ki” Kiandra figuring out what happened to her mom when she was younger. I found parts to be very repetitive and the main character to be whiney and annoying. Just when I thought I was beginning to understand what was going on, there was a change in the plot and I just became even more confused. I thought the concept of teenagers in the weeks for a weekend would have led to some crazy horror story, but it really fell short of my  expectations.The writing style was perplexing to me and I did not understand the use of italics and what it was suppose to convey.The story was too complex for what it was. This is a short book and a quick read, but because of that parts seemed to be anticlimactic and there where story lines I felt were not complete. The ending really confused me and overall I am not really sure what ended up happening in the end. If this was a longer story or had a sequel I might have enjoyed it more.

Sorry if this seems like a bashing. I just did not find much that I enjoyed with the book beside the concept of the story, which did not deliver at all for me.

RATING-7

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